Reinterpreting famous ideas, picture styles and motifs was the task of the DOCMA Award 19. The artist jPhilipp reinterpreted Grant Woods “American Gothic” for this. It is one of the most famous paintings in the world.
Wood obviously wants to represent order and fulfillment of duty in his painting. jPhilipp’s interpretation puts the pitchfork on the wall of the house. He replaces it with a machine gun. Additionally he illustrates Wood’s pictorial exclusion of the fullness of life and nature by drowning his picture colors in black and white. / The picture can be seen in the Frankfurt exhibition and in the exhibition catalog.